Giant Meteor Explodes Over Russia meteorite may be part of Giant Asteroid that nearly Collided with earth Meteor shower reported in eastern Russia. My blog is MUSIC http A powerful blast rocked the Russian region of the Urals early on Friday with bright objects, identified as possible meteorites, falling from the sky, emergency officials said. &;It was definitely not a plane,&; an emergency official told Reuters, without elaborating. &;We are gathering the bits of information and have no data on the casualties so far.&; No one was hurt in a meteor shower, an emergency official told RIA-Novosti. Local residents said they witnessed burning objects in the sky of the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions. A Reuters witness in Chelyabinsk reported hearing a huge blast early in the morning and feeling a shockwave in a 19-storey building in the town center. The sounds of car alarms and breaking windows could be heard in the area, the witness said, and mobile phones were working intermittently. &;Preliminary indications are that it was a meteorite rain,&; an emergency official told RIA-Novosti. &;We have information about a blast at 10000-meter (32800-foot) altitude. It is being verified.&; The trace from a falling object could be seen in Yekaterinburg, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Chelyabinsk.